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Conan Doyle Events

Tours of Undershaw, home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, writer of the Sherlock Holmes novels.

Located just off the Portsmouth Road in Hindhead, Undershaw was once home to the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes.

The well-known writer decided to buy a plot of land in Hindhead in the autumn of 1895. He hoped that the splendid air in the Surrey Hills would be beneficial for his wife Louise, who had tuberculosis.

Doyle wrote many of his greatest works, including The Hound of the Baskervilles at Undershaw and we invite you to come and see the study where these books were famously written.

We are able to offer tours outside of school times - evenings and weekends subject to availability. To book please contact Jacqueline Silver on 01428 609953 or


Limited parking on-site with preference given to those with access needs. The building is fully accessible to all.

Additional Information

 Self-guided tours using materials provided by the school. Tours will take around 30 minutes

 How to find us: Stepping Stones School, Undershaw, Portsmouth Road, Hindhead, Surrey, GU26 6AQ

For further details

We welcome contributions and the support of anyone who has an interest in Conan Doyle or would like to support the school in celebrating his heritage.  This initiative is being organised and run by volunteers - community, staff and students.

If you are interested in supporting or helping please contact or on 01428 609953.